Meet the CDOs
Cheryl Gonzalez, chief diversity officer (CDO) at Florida’s Hillsborough Community College(HCC), says, “If you’re going to have strategies for diversity and equity, they should be embedded in a strategic plan, and the organization should have a CDO. Someone has to be responsible.”
At HCC, that person is Gonzalez. She was appointed to the position in early 2019 and is a member of a growing cohort of CDOs at community colleges.